Downtown Denver is a kid-friendly, walkable downtown that will make even the most difficult to please families happy. From a visit to the Denver Zoo to strolling its pedestrian friendly 16th Street Mall, any time of the year is the best time to visit, and with 300 days of sunshine per year, chances are your vacation will include many sunny days. Located in the theater district, the Curtis Hotel, a Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, nails fun with its pop culture theme, where kids and four-legged family members are all welcome.
At the Curtis Hotel, flower is power, and parents will also wax nostalgic when introducing their children to many of their own childhood memories. Yes, that’s cartoons playing in the lobby, built in entertainment for the kids while parents check in. If there’s a line (and even when there’s not) at the reception desk, give the little ones or teens a handful of change, and let them loose on the retro 5 & Dime store to shop for candy. Give them a little extra for you to enjoy a Bazooka Joe with them.
At check-in, guests receive complimentary warm cookies, and hey, you’re on vacation so let the kiddos enjoy yet another sugar rush. Take a few moments to check out the complimentary board games in the lobby, future in-room entertainment includes Candy Land, Clue and Battleship.
Perhaps the best part about the Curtis Hotel is the journey to your room. Go ahead and let your children press all the elevator buttons as each floor has a different pop-culture them. When the elevator doors open, the adventure begins. The 7th Floor is the Laugh Out Loud Floor – and you will when infections laughter welcomes once you step into the hallway. Families with younger children might request the 6th floor with its Fun and Games themes. Other pop culture themes include Sci-Fi, Big Hair, Dance Floor, or Made about Music, so match your family’s personalities with your floor theme.
You likely won’t spend much time in your room with so much to do in Denver, but when you do, your accommodations are more than adequate with contemporary décor and plenty of elbow room for the family. Coffee maker, flat screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi (higher speeds additional charge) round out the in-room options.
Be sure to request a wake-up call and let the kids answer the phone as on the line will be famous pop culture voices, such as Elvis or Austin Powers, based upon your request.
The on-site hotel restaurant is the Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar, a full bar and restaurant, with a kids menu. Although you can dine there anytime, add a Sunday Funday (every Sunday 7 am to 3 pm) to your itinerary by booking brunch at the on-site restaurant, the colorful hotel restaurant. Your family friendly Disco Brunch starts with a dress-up trunk filled with disco-themed costumes: wigs, feather boas, funky glasses, and psychedelic pants. When I brought the family, even my teen daughter played dress up with me!
Another walk down memory lane will be the DJ spinning disco tunes, while you watch re-runs of Soul Train on the big screen, and mix up your Bloody Mary at a “Bell bottomless bar” Enjoy twists of classic favorites, such as Strawberry Cheesecake Waffles, Southern-style Chicken + Waffles, Boogie Woogie Burrito, and Flip Side French Toast, family style sharing a must!
The Curtis Hotel is the perfect home base for your downtown Denver family vacation, whether traveling with babies, toddlers, teenagers, or a multi-generational family. The Curtis is located in the Theater District of downtown Denver just two blocks from the pedestrian 16th Street Mall.